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#14161
An Experienced diver
GenoMc - 9/13/2008 9:29 AM
Category: Survey
Replies: 55

How many dives do you think you need to have, before being called an experienced diver?
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urbaneve - 10/13/2008 12:20 AM
[Choose #3] thats a give or take too many factors to consider
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MouthBreather - 10/11/2008 12:18 PM
[Choose #2] 100 in a period of 2 to 2.5 years I think would qualify.
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ScubaMike - 9/23/2008 5:14 PM
[Choose #4] certs alone shouldn’t be enough, but also of dives
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malibu - 9/18/2008 9:16 PM
[Choose #1] it depends on many things. What do you call experienecd? Do100 lake dives =100 ocean dives?
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Jen-Michael - 9/17/2008 4:50 PM
[Choose #4] It also depends on what the types of dives you’ve made.
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Kemperite - 9/16/2008 7:44 PM
[Choose #4] I don’t believe it’s a total number of dives but a total number of dives PER YEAR that count more.
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d-diver - 9/16/2008 9:14 AM
[Choose #5] It depends on your instructor and your buddy who must be experienced as you can leaarn of him or her
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divershaun - 9/15/2008 3:20 PM
[Choose #2] if dealt with PADI instructors with under 100 dives who called themselves experienced....they werent
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nutralbouy - 9/14/2008 6:46 PM
[Choose #4] all divers make mistakes, just watch the last dive
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Scout - 9/14/2008 1:24 PM
[Choose #4] You are a novice until you have successfully overcome a life-threatening situation.
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TColJeep - 9/14/2008 7:53 AM
[Choose #2] It depends more on the types of dives and the person.
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Palm_Harbor_Rick - 9/14/2008 7:49 AM
[Choose #4] I would base it off of additional certifications AOW and specialties
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scubaTim50 - 9/14/2008 7:44 AM
[Choose #2] I would say it depend on what dives you did....quility not quanity....
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RAWalker - 9/14/2008 12:42 AM
[Choose #1] It depends on the individual
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GypsyDiver - 9/13/2008 8:28 PM
[Choose #1] does Quantity over rule Quality??
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Matt65 - 9/13/2008 8:16 PM
[Choose #4] It dependes on many things, including your maturity
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Spearo - 9/13/2008 7:48 PM
[Choose #3] In many diving conditions and enviroments.
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seawolfdiving - 9/13/2008 6:49 PM
[Choose #1] depends upon the diving activity that you engage in.
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divemaiden - 9/13/2008 1:37 PM
[Choose #2] it depends if you dive weekly or only on vacations